Trojans Read

Celebrates Black History Month

Hot Springs High School Library

This month the Hot Springs High School Library will not only celebrate Black History Month but will recognize African American Achievement. The Trojans Read Book Club during A Lunch will spotlight author Stephanie Perry Moore by reading her young adult series The Sharp Sisters. B Lunch will read and study the African American experience using Zora Neale Hurston's work, Their Eyes Were Watching God.

See Ms. Aitken in the library to sign up.

Author Spot Light

Stephanie Perry Moore

Stephanie Perry Moore is a Christian fiction novelist that is truly from the South. She was born in South Carolina, raised in Virginia, educated in Alabama, and now resides in Georgia. She has penned over 35 inspirational titles set in this part of the country.

She is a trailblazing author of several young adult series; including the first African-American Christian teen series. She also was the General Editor for Nia Publishing. She produced the Women of Color Cookbook, the Men of Color Study Bible, the Wisdom and Grace Bible for Young Women of Color, the Strength and Honor Bible for Young Men of Color, the Women of Color Devotional Bible and the African-American Family Bible. She was the Co-Editor for the BibleZine, REAL, published by Thomas Nelson and is currently working on a new African-American women’s bible project.

She lives in the greater Atlanta area with her husband, Derrick, a former NFL player and current sports chaplain for Georgia Tech Athletics. They have three children; Dustyn (16), Sydni (14) and Sheldyn (12).

Zora Neale Hurston

Zora Neale Hurston is considered one of the pre-eminent writers of twentieth-century African-American literature. Hurston was closely associated with the Harlem Renaissance and has influenced such writers as Ralph Ellison, Toni Morrison, Gayle Jones, Alice Walker, and Toni Cade Bambara.

In 1975, Ms. Magazine published Alice Walker's essay, "In Search of Zora Neale Hurston" reviving interest in the author. Hurston's four novels and two books of folklore resulted from extensive anthropological research and have proven invaluable sources on the oral cultures of African America.

Visit your Hot Springs High School Library today to view featured African American authors or to check out books based on the African American experience.